The Tips I Learned From Celebrity Makeup Artist Pati Dubroff

First of all, Dubroff isn’t a fan of the overlining trend, so let’s just get that out of the way. Second, never, never line your lips first thing. Instead, she relies on using two different shades of lip color to create the optical illusion of extra fullness before going in with a lip pencil as the second step.

She explains that this allows you “to see where the lip needs any extra reinforcement, and you should opt for a pencil that’s the same shade as the base of your lip. (The second shade can be beeper and applied in the middle of your pout for that aforementioned optical illusion effect.)

Oh, and never line the entire lip line—skip the corners and leave some space on the bottom and top outer areas because if completely connected, it will likely bleed to the sides of your mouth, and you’ll be left with what Dubroff refers to as “Joker lip.”